Red Wing Boots - Your Opinion

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Wupper, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. Allmodcons1965

    Allmodcons1965 Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking boots
     


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    rbf1138 Well-Known Member

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    I just bought a pair of Red Wing Foreman Chukkas, in Briar Oil Slick and they're real nice. I guess I'm feeling a little unsure (and maybe self-conscious?) about their versatility. They're not super clunky but they're not as sleek as something like an Alden or AE chukka might be. Can anyone speak to what you would or wouldn't wear these with? I have this idea that I could wear these out walking around a city, out in fields and light hikes (on an upcoming trip to the English countryside) and also into a nicer restaurant (when paired with a shirt and coat, for instance). Am I right to think they can work in all of those situations? Are they "too work-boot-esque" to be dressed up? Would you say they're the same, or more/less formal as something like the Alden Indy?
     


  3. StrangeJeremy

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    They're on par with the Indy boot, which is an orthopedic work boot.
    Those will go well with anything outside of a real pair of trousers.
     


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    Allmodcons1965 Well-Known Member

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    I'm after dyeing my redwing 3139 chukkas a dark brown,any tips/advice would be appreciated.
     


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    mreams99 Senior member

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    Use something to deglaze the old finish (alcohol, or acetone) first.
    I like to dilute my dye, then hit them in multiple directions. I think that this gives a more even finish.
    You may need to give some extra attention to the area near the welt, using a very small paintbrush or q-tip.
     


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    Allmodcons1965 Well-Known Member

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    Cheers for the info mate.
     


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    Anyone have 8883 moc toes? I've had mine for a few months now and I'm wondering what people use to take care of the leather. I have Obenauf's leather oil. Anyone have pictures of how they hold up after?
     


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    I was thinking about getting a pair of red wing engineer boots like the 8268 and was wondering if any one knows how the sizing is on them and what size I should get I have a brannock size of 8, an 8 in Truman boots and an 8.5 in skate shoes.
     


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    my small collection. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ztrswi2okwj7x0i/red wings.jpg?dl=0

    moc toe 877 ordered half size to big, though it is ok with thicker socks and insole, worn rarely though.
    moc toe sage mohave rough 8139 , recently resoled after 6 years of wearing very often every winter ... excellent boot.
    Iron Ranger Hawthorn Muleskinner, my raw denims have stained them quite a bit, beautiful and comfortable boot though, very slippery in rain and probably unusable in snow.
    My newest edition is black 8" harvester, Wasnt my first choice but at 160 euro couldnt resist it ... looks great though, got vibram minu lug so I hope it will be ok in wet or snow ... but runs smaller then Iron Rangers which surprised me ... I wear US 11 both 877 and IR ... harvester fits ok but can not wear full insole as I do in IR.

    never have had any kind of conditioning creams or oils for moc toes, never had problems ... rain and snow washed and cleaned them, just brushed, all good. Dont know if I should use something on havesters though.

    red wings.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2017


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